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Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women

The Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women open new window (PACSW) is an arms-length, legislated body connected to individual women and equality-seeking women’s organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The Advisory Council provides advice to the Minister and other government departments on policies and other matters related to advancing the status of women in the province. Working with women’s groups, the PACSW provides information and analysis to government about the differing impacts of programs, policies, services and legislation on women, families and communities.

You may contact the Provincial Advisory Council by e-mail at info@pacsw.ca or by calling (709) 753-7270.

Mandate

The Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women is mandated by the Status of Women Advisory Council to:

  • advise the Minister on those matters relating to the status of women that the Minister refers to the advisory council for consideration;
  • advise the Minister on those matters relating to the status of women that the advisory council feels appropriate; and
  • bring before the government and the public matters of interest and concern to women; and
  • establish the general policies that will govern the organization, administration and operation of the advisory council.

Vision

  • Equality, equity and inclusion for women in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mission

  • To provide for Newfoundland and Labrador women and women’s equality-seeking groups an organization which works for the social, cultural, economic, legal and political equality of women.

Contact Information

Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women
P.O. Box 8700
15 Hallett Cres.
Suite 103
St. John's, NL A1B 4C4
Tel: (709) 753-7270
Fax: (709) 753-2606
Website: www.pacsw.ca
 
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